I Tried the Celebrity Apprentice Ice Creams

I love reality television. One of my favorite reality shows is Celebrity Apprentice, mainly because it’s the television equivalent of a three-ring circus. Plus, the celebrities playing act crazy to win money for their charity, so it’s a win-win. The first half of the finale was this past weekend, and finalists Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette were tasked with creating a unique flavor of Delish Ice cream from Walgreens. Keep reading for my thoughts on the flavors!

The two flavors are Trace’s Maple Macadamia Mash-Up and Penn’s Vanilla & Chocolate Magic Swirtle (more on that name later). Both are some of the most caloric ice creams I’ve ever tasted, and I’d imagine there’s more than a smidge of fat in them. You know what that means: they’re both absolutely delicious. But one flavor was significantly more delicious than the other.

I am rooting for Penn to win the show, but I just didn’t like his ice cream as much. Everything from the name, which needs explanation (it’s chocolate turtle pieces amidst swirls of chocolate, hence “swirtle”), to the clump of chocolate halfway through the pint of vanilla, it just tasted average to me. As a chocoholic, I was disappointed.

Trace’s, on the other hand, was something I didn’t think I’d like when I heard that was his flavor. It is absolutely delicious, and tastes like there’s at least a stick of butter in each pint. Plus, it gave me a sugar rush and I was screaming like Gary Busey for about an hour afterward (if you haven’t seen Gary’s sugar rush after trying the ice cream, click there to watch, it’s hilarious).

In short, they’re both good, but Trace’s really knocks it out of the park. If you want to get your hands on some, head to your local Walgreens and grab a pint or twelve. Plus, I believe some of the proceeds go to their respective charities (Trace: The Red Cross and Penn: Opportunity Village) so it’s a great excuse to be fat.

Have any of you tried the ice cream? Do you like the Swirtle or Maple Macadamia? Comment below!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

  • http://www.facebook.com/sherry.heim.3 Sherry Heim

    I tried both Ice Creams and I was disappointed in Trace Adkins flavor. It needed a maple caramel swirl or a maple macadamia brittle throughout the ice cream. It was bland and I would not buy it again. Penn Jillette’s ice cream, I liked much better but I didn’t think that the Vanilla had enough vanilla flavor and was not sweet enough to stand up to the salt in the chocolate ribbon. Perhaps a chocolate and salted caramel swirl would have been better. I would buy this flavor again but the maple, unless I was looking for something to serve on hot spice waffles, not so much. There was not enough body to the maple base flavor, very one note and the nuts weren’t enough to pull it through.

  • kitty kat

    I tried both flavors and I must say Trace Adkins won hands down over Penn Jillette’s. I could have eaten the entire carton of the Maple Macadamia at one setting. After two bites of Penn Jillette’s Swirtle (?) what? in the trash it went. Felt like I had dirt left in my mouth with the crunchy stuff and the chocolate chunk was to much for the not so vanilla flavor. Threw away my money on that one, should have purchased two of the maple macadamia nut for sure. Simply delicious. I hope Walgreen’s will keep this one, I will be a frequent customer.

  • Dan Kamys

    You know, I think I got a bad pint, because all the chocolate and turtles were stuck in the middle. Oh well, guess I’ll have to try another pint. What a rough life it is…

  • Dan Kamys

    Agreed! For me, it was just a big lump in the middle that had all the chocolate. Maybe it was a bad pint, but I didn’t care for it. Plus, I got to sing Gary’s Maple Macadamia song every time I ate Trace’s.

    I do hope they keep it on the shelves like Bret’s Snapple flavor. I can still find it in stores!

  • Mimi

    The Penn flavor sounded better on paper, which is why it sold more. Trace’s was much better. I was surprised. Penn’s was just OK. I would buy the maple ice cream again, though.

LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs